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Silhouette Portrait

1947.106 (RS5194)

Description

Bust length painted silhouette of a man facing left with pencil drawn spectacles and hair details, mounted in a painted black wood frame with gold colored metal mat and three leaf metal hanging loop at top.

Details

Maker
Edgar, Carmen Denton (Artist)
Date
1938
Inscriptions
Paper label 1: "ENGLISH / ROBERT LEESON / 1777-1845 / Copied from the original in September 1938" Paper label 2: "Carmen / Denton / Edgar / of Pasadena / begs to inform the Gentry / that she undertakes to copy / old Shades in the genteelest taste. / These Profiles in a style of / superior excellence which convey / the most animated character. / They may then be sent to / any part of the terraqueous globe / and thereby remedy a difficulty / much lamented by members / of the family and friends. / Now the beloved object may / truly be placed to / view." (Paper labels)
Location of origin
American
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
People and organizations
Leeson, Robert, 1777-1845
Dimensions
6 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.106
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Olive Percival
GUSN
103904

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